The enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) in early 2013 gave the vast majority of U.S. taxpayers a reason to breathe a collective sigh of relief.  Among ATRA’s more important changes, the $5 million federal estate tax exemption was made permanent, with an inflation adjustment setting the exemption at $5.25 million in 2013, followed by incremental increases each subsequent year.  For the first time in over 12 years, there’s a reasonable degree of clarity ... Freemium Content

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